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Tusk Award Celebrates Excellence in African Conservation

Tusk, the African conservation charity of which Prince William is Royal Patron, recently announced the establishment of The Tusk Conservation Awards in partnership with Investec Asset Management. Tusk has been working since 1990 to build a sustainable future
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Tusk Conservation Awards

Annual awards that aim to highlight the outstanding achievements of individuals working within the field of conservation in Africa.
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Celebrating World Wetlands Day 2013 in Africa

Kosi Bay Wetlands
World Wetlands Day is celebrated around the world each year on the 2nd of February through lectures, nature walks, children’s art contests and community cleanup days. World Wetlands Day commemorates the adoption of the international convention on wetlands, the Ramsar
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Africa Poised for Rapid Renewable Energy Growth

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Africa has the potential and the ability to fuel the majority of its future growth with renewable energy, according to a new report from the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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African countries are experiencing some of the world’s

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Sustainability Institute Launches 7-month World Explorers Program for Young Adults

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The Sustainability Institute, in partnership with over 20 other specialist organisations from around the world, has recently launched a unique 7-month world exploration program aimed at school leavers –  designed to be an adventure-based hybrid between a gap year
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REEEP Scales Up Clean Energy Projects in Africa

One of the REEEP projects in Africa aims to establish distribution channels for a solar powered "sunflower" irrigation pump in Kenya and Burkina Faso. This builds on an earlier REEEP-funded project that did the same in Ethiopia.  Photo: iDE.
The Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP), has announced that it will fund 28 new projects that aim to scale up renewable energy and energy efficient solutions in key emerging markets and in selected developing countries in Africa
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Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network: A Collaborative Hub on Climate Change Adaptation

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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network was launched last week by UNEP as a hub for knowledge, research, successful initiatives, and collaborative partnerships on climate change adaptation. From managing coastal erosion, to tackling pressures on food supply – the Africa Adaptation
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The Africa Adaptation Knowledge Network

An African platform aimed at building a shared knowledge base intended to help build an innovative community of practice which enhances adaptive actions through sharing lessons, knowledge and information in adaptation.
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Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities Network launched at Africities

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The Africa Water and Sanitation Local Authorities (AWASLA) Network was officially launched on 4 December, during the opening day of the Africities 6 Summit in Dakar, Senegal. AWASLA aims to engage regional and international organisations, non-governmental organisations, research institutions and
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International Volunteer Day and Sustainable Development in Africa

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International Volunteer Day is celebrated each year on 5 December and its main focus is to raise awareness of and recognition for volunteers and volunteer organizations. In Africa, many volunteers and volunteer organisations contribute to sustainable development by engaging people
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